IE 10 Web Performance Quick Check

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Microsoft finally made Internet Explorer 10 available for Windows 7. It is still in the preview stage, however I’m already curious about its performance characteristics. I decided to run some quick check to see how it stacks up. The test machine is an average Toshiba laptop (Core i3, 2 GHZ) running a fully up-to-date Windows… Read more »

Polluting and Unused JavaScript Variables

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There are two common mistakes when handling JavaScript variables, accidentally making a variable global and declaring a variable which is never used anywhere. Many well-known code linters can warn the developers when those cases are observed. How does the detection process actually work? (The leakage sign was made by Robert Ingil) Global Pollution Let us… Read more »

Checklist vs Mission

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Imagine the following situation. Your little brother starts to smoke cigarettes and your parents are worried about that. As you are close to him, they ask you for your help. The goal is to have your brother stop smoking. What would you do? A straightforward, pure logical way of convincing your poor brother to avoid… Read more »

Language Tools for Reducing Mistakes

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An engineer relies on his best tools to carry out tasks which are repetitive, error-prone, or time consuming. For a software engineer, an advanced language tool can improve his life. One of the immediate impacts of using the right tool is the reduced amount of mistakes. The following picture is something I have shown to… Read more »

Optimization: Journey vs Destination

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Even though modern computing hardware is getting faster by days, the performance of a software starts to be treated as a feature. Optimization effort, whether it is for mobile applications or for high-volume web sites, generates tons of jobs in the industry. Squeezing the last drops of performance becomes a hot trend. What I learn… Read more »

FIFA 2012 for Android

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As I wrote in my review of PES 2012, it is now time to look at its closest competitor, FIFA 2012 from Electronic Arts. This Android game is fantastic for football fans, it costs only $5 and the fun lasts forever. The latest Android tablet, Nexus 7, is a perfect device to play the game…. Read more »